Among other skills and attributes, attorneys should excel in critical thinking skills; communication skills such as listening, r
eading, writing and speaking; the ability to research and understand information quickly and accurately; and be able to handle potentially stressful situations effectively. In no less than 200 words, describe what you consider to be the most important attributes of a successful attorney and explain what actions a person interested in becoming an attorney can take to develop these skills.
While systemic reforms ultimately rely on government policies and action, individuals can play a role as well. Initiatives such as the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Reform and the Petey Greene Program, for example, send trained volunteers to tutor incarcerated individuals with the dual goal of advocating for structural reforms to prison education. Volunteering to tutor students in prison who are working toward their GEDs will reap rewards for students, tutors, and society.